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  • 18 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZURICH, Switzerland Precipitation levels in the Central Andes region could decrease by nearly a third by the end of this century, a new study has found. In the study, “ Facing unprecedented drying of the Central Andes? Precipitation variability over the
  • 22 Oct 2014- 10:34 by Local Press Report LIMA Glacier Hub In early October, Peruvian artist Maxim Holland attempted to make an offering of water to a remote and legendary tropical glacier in the Peruvian Andes named Pariacaca, which is situated 13,000 feet above the sea. He lugged 150 liters of
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IBAGUÉ, Colombia Local residents in the area near La Colosa, the largest open-pit gold project in the northern Andes, last week overwhelmingly voted against the mine. In the poll on July 28, 99 percent of those who cast a ballot rejected the project in
  • The Inter-American Development Bank last week unveiled in its annual Sustainability Report, in which it revealed that the bank had committed $3.75 billion USD for climate change, sustainable energy and environmental sustainability last year, amounting to nearly a third of all approved lending in 2012.
  • Peru is considered one of the countries in South America most vulnerable to climate change, due to water scarcity concerns that are already taking a toll on a “wide spectrum of Peruvian society,” according to a new report from Washington DC-based think tank the Center for American Progress.
  • 21 Sep 2012- 08:25 by Local Press Report LIMA Reuters One person died and four were injured when police clashed with protesters blocking a road leading to top gold miner Barrick's Peruvian mine Pierina, company and police officials said on September 20. Protesters were demanding that the
  • The governments of Bolivia, Chile and Peru have agreed to cooperate on management of Andean glaciers and water resources and projects mitigate the effects of climate change.
  • 23 Jul 2012- 10:02 by Local Press Report washington, dc, united states Catholic World News One of Peru’s leading prelates traveled to Washington and urged members of a House subcommittee to hold a US company accountable for the environmental degradation caused by one of its subsidiaries. “I am not
  • 8 Dec 2011- 12:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PERU, LIMA Peru’s Ministry of Environment in late November presented a new report on Continental Waters of Peru.  In addition to cataloguing fish species in the country’s main rivers, the report reveals key information about national and international
  • 23 Jun 2010- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Andean glaciers in Ecuador, the Real 888 branch in Bolivia and the Blanca range in Peru and Colombia have lost from 30 to 40 percent on average of their original mass, according to France's Institute of Research for Development (IRD)